Archive for Bill Dickey

When your LCS has an HOF rookie card you’ve been seeking, you must buy it

Posted in Hall of Fame Rookie Cards, Hall of Famers with tags , , , on October 24, 2015 by Cardboard Icons

I have an addiction to buying baseball cards.  Yes, I said it.  I had about 40 minutes of free time Saturday while juggling a bunch of family stuff so I utilized every minute I had and made a trip to one of my local card shops, the one that has lots of vintage.

I really wasn’t sure what I was seeking, but I wanted to see a vintage Ted Williams card I almost bought a few weeks ago when I last was there.  During that trip I opted for rookies of Dom DiMaggio and Bobby Doerr instead (Post here). I probably would’ve bought the Williams today, but it was gone and I found something else I wanted.

As soon as a I stepped up to my favorite vintage showcase my eyes locked on a 1933 Goudey Bill Dickey rookie card.

As fate would have it, this was a card I had been seeking for years. Sure, they’d been available on line at various prices and condition.  But I was so happy with my last purchase here that I decided that if I was going to add Dickey to my collection, this was the perfect way to do it.

Big thanks to Stevens Creek Sports Cards in San Jose for stocking a fantastic selection of vintage cards. Buying cards in person is something this hobby seems to lack at times. 

Card of the Day: 1951 Bowman Bill Dickey

Posted in Card of the Day with tags , , , , , on January 11, 2012 by Cardboard Icons

1951 Bowman Bill Dickey #290

This is one of those cards that just spoke to me. It yelled, grabbing my attention when I was looking for something youthful and shiny to buy.

It said, “Hey, Dummy, why are you going to drop that $10 bill on that unproven youngster when you can have the real deal right here.”

And I listened.

Dickey is a Hall of Famer.

Dickey is a Yankee.

Dickey is Animated.

Dickey had to be Mine.

And he was.

True, this card falls into the cracks of my vast collection that focuses mostly on rookie cards.

But look at this card.

Feel this card.

Hear this card.

Would you have passed this card up?

No I.